Long-horned wood-boring beetle

6645.    We found this beetle on the back walk by our house on Vancouver Island. I estimate it to be 2”-2.5” long. I have no idea what it is. Hoping you can help ID it. Thx. Victoria, BC. Canada

 

Number 6645. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the subfamily Prioninae. These are among the largest beetles in North America; their larvae usually are found boring in large tree roots. Click here for an image.

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  1. Chris Bradshaw says:

    Thanks for this. A neighbour down the block has a large tree log (2’+ diameter) on his property, and recently had someone cut it into blocks for firewood. I’m thinking this may be the source? We live near Victoria BC. Didn’t know these beetles lived this far north.

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